Day 11: Maple Pancake Wow! As soon as I opened today’s marshmallow packet, the scent of maple syrup caressed my smeller. And the taste! Really good, just like a short stack smothered in real maple syrup. Loved it. I do love a good pancake. I can’t eat more than two standard-sized pancakes anymore, but that’s okay. I can eat a pancake plain, slathered in butter, or drizzled with honey. But for me, maple syrup is... Read more →

Happy Festivus

Day 9: Lemon Meringue Well, I may have broken my Holidailies streak at 8, but I did open the Day 9 marshmallow door to reveal a lovely lemon meringue cube. My gramma made a great lemon meringue pie. When I was a kid, I sometimes had the privilege of swirling the glossy meringue on top of the lemon layer. That was as much of a treat as the pie itself, what with the occasional glob... Read more →

Chocolate and Books

Day 8: Dark Chocolate! What could be bad about a dark chocolate marshmallow? I’ll tell you what - nothing. This cube of spongy fun was delicious! The other night I casually started rearranging the books in our many bookcases. I thought I’d gather all the Stephen King volumes and put them together on one shelf. So I did. Missing The Gunslinger. I must rectify that. I had to continue with an overflow Stephen King shelf.... Read more →

Dilly Dilly

Day 7: Lavender I never think of lavender as a flavor; I always think of it as a scent and a color. I must say, though, that the lavender flavor in this lavender colored treat was nice; in fact, it tastes like it smells. Does that make sense? Anyway, I do love the scent. Back in high school, my favorite perfume was Yardley's English Lavender. I felt very groovy and mod when I dabbed a... Read more →


Day 6: Mango! Today's marshmallow, as you have no doubt figured out, is mango. I was never a huge fan of that particular tropical fruit, but mix it with a lot of sugar and whip it up into foamy cube and it turns into a quite nice treat. So. I didn't get around to visiting the leasing office until late this afternoon. Alas, she was busy with a young couple. I'll drop by tomorrow. I... Read more →


Day 5: Funfetti This marshmallow was both tasty and colorful, with its wee pieces of candy confetti goodness. So far, I've liked all of the treats that I've tried. A guy just knocked on our door and tried to sell Joe on Hello Fresh. I've never heard of door-to-door salesfolk pushing meal kits, especially in apartment buildings! I think he must live here or he would not have been able to get into the building.... Read more →

The Skinny Tree

Day 4: Cola This piece of pillowy goodness tasted remarkably like Coke! I’ve always been a Coca-Cola aficionado, ever since I could grab one out of the soda chest in Pa Fowler’s market while Mom picked out potatoes and Pa ground up beef for hamburger. Now, because I’m old and fat and diabetic, I drink Coke Zero Sugar. It’s the closest thing to actual Coke that I’ve found. Tab? Bleh. Diet Coke? Meh, but I’ll... Read more →

Chocolate Chip

Today's marshmallow: Chocolate Chip This cube of bouncy sugary goodness studded with teeny tiny chocolate chips was quite tasty! I grew up with chocolate chip cookies. I have written about these cookies several times, but they deserve to be written about frequently. My mom made these cookies from scratch and memory in her trusty Mixmaster. I'm not sure if she started out following an actual recipe. By the time I came along she'd been making... Read more →

Key Lime and Cliffs

Today's marshmallow: Key Lime! Joe reports that it was full of limey deliciousness. On our last day on the Wild Atlantic Way, we traveled to the Cliffs of Moher and the resort town of Lahinch. Luckily, Joe was much better and was able to come. I loved the Cliffs of Moher. They are breathtaking. The stairclimb to the best views are also breathtaking, but worth it. The steps aren't tall, but they are many. I... Read more →

Holidailies and Marshmallows

It's December! It's a cold-ish, cloudy day, the first day of the last month of 2023, and that means it's time for Holidailies! The last couple of years I've gotten Advent Calendars to while away the time until Christmas. In 2021, I got the Dianmine Inkvent calendar. That one was fun! Last year, I got the Walker's Shortbread calendar. That one was delicious, but a little bit repetitive. This year, I got the XO Marshmallow... Read more →